A downloadable game

-This game was originally announced in 2017 and released in the same year-

Castlevania : Simon's Destiny is a standalone non-profit GZDOOM based fan game born as a love letter to this legendary franchise.
This game aims to reinvent the very first NES title of the franchise with a nostalgic yet brand new first person gameplay.
All the levels from the classic NES era game have been reimagined like never before, experience the tale of Simon's fight against Dracula and his army of the night!

This game is completely standalone, only GZDOOM is required to play!


This is a free non-profit fangame based on Konami's Castlevania franchise.                                 All trademarked characters belong to their respective owners.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(105 total ratings)
Tagscastlevania, Doom, Fangame, Singleplayer


Castlevania: Simon's Destiny V.1.4 71 MB

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Is there  a way to play this on jelos OS

oh my pp is big


Finished it with a score of 145200. Was a very nice one, I loved it. I do question your sanity with regards to the platforming of the final level lol. I liked it so much we shared it in our own game newsletter since it's a perfect fit for halloween! Thanks for making this (and making it free!). 

This is pretty great, perfectly captures the feel of Castlevania in a 3D environment.

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Playing it alongside with the Brutal Doom PK3 was even more fun. Whipping around enemies was boring as fuck, but shooting them to death with a assault rifle and flipping the bird at them was a lot more fun

do you think you'll ever make a mod for this that just has the weapons and items in base DOOM? I can't find anything like that except for an unfinished weapon mod that isn't that good 

how do I heal?


May I post gameplay videos to YouTube and/or stream on Twitch?

Sorry if this was already answered, I did not see it.


Of course, you don't need my permission, stream and record it as much as you like

How do I switch items!?!!!


you can't

It continues to amaze me what people manage to do with this engine. Very nice work!

I start the game and I have such graphic errors...

Can this be prevented in the settings for the graphics of the game?

I'm new to gzdoom and I'm having the same problems with other games, such as The Adventures of Square (https://bigbrikgames.itch.io/square). I can play the games but permanently have these graphics errors. I use MX-15 Debian Jessie 32 bit with Open source drivers Nouveau from 2016 for a GeForce GT 710. Since younger versions of gzdoom do not work for me I use version 4.1.3

Kind regards

Simply amazing. I'm in awe thinking about how much work you guys have done.

Hi there i want to download version 1.1 of this "Simon's Destiny" because its the unique version i can know works with GzDoom 1.8.6 because my pc is old and just i can use OpenGL 2.1.1

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Thank you for your work, it has made me be in the original nes to another level. This image is my way of thanking you for your work.

very good game I would like a second part or update


Hello! I have two questions! 

First-How do I change sub-weapons? I tried looking the keybindings in the Options but it wont happen. Im pressing every key of my whole keyboard and there is no luck.

Second-How can I activate the CV_Nestalgic.pk3 music pack? I copied the file to root folder of the game and still, no NES music.

Thank you!

1) like actual castlevania the sub weapons work like the game (only one sub weapon at a time) 2) in the load order music should be last

I got it working on Retroid Pocket 3 and it's great but objects and enemies are disappearing and reappearing, dying from invisible enemies. Any help?

I'm using Delta Touch and had the rendering backend at GLES 1.1. Changed it to GLES 2.0 and it fixed my problem 馃檶

it is available on MAC?

is there controller support ? or no?

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If you're here from PC Gamer answer the following: What is a man?

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A miserable pile of secrets

But enough talk, have at you!

really cool man, appreciate it!

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Im trying to download this game but Im having some trouble with it, even though I have been following all of the directions. Any tips???? (EDIT) Nvm I got it :D

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Loving this game so far, but does anyone have a strategy for Death? I'm hard-stuck on him, and it's impossible to find tips online... and I'm not really getting anything out of the videos besides "just be luckier," lol. Feels like an RNG fest without any actual strategy to it, either you get lucky to win the war of attrition or you don't. :\ Anything I'm missing would be appreciated, because after hours of trying, I can't find a single way to actually avoid any of the attacks beyond "strafe everywhere and just hope you don't get hit too much."

EDIT: Lmao MFW I beat it 10 minutes after posting this. Would still appreciate any tips though so next time I can beat him with something besides luck.

Double Edit: Beat the game just now and had a fantastic time, Death aside. Would gladly play it again, keeping my eye on this developer for future projects. Thank you for making it!


i just got there with holy water which is by far the worst possible subweapon to have

i bet holy cross shreds

Oh my god, F in the chat, m8. I tried three different subweapons and the holy cross is the only thing that even remotely worked, and it still took me a couple hours. First I tried stopwatch and that had no effect, and then I tried knife and that was entirely useless, lol.

Hey. I just downloaded everything, followed the instructions. I just started a game and died to the skeleton but the game is just kinda stuck at the death screen and I don't really know what to do about this. Screenshot attached.

Please press space to load the latest save or press esc and load a game manually, there's also quick save and quick load keys you can bind in the options

Press E  Lord Marquaad E | Know Your Meme

This is really cool! Thanks!!

Found this gem thanks to "Dr4gonBlitz" video. This game mod is awesome, that's one of the coolest "fangame" I ever played actually. 
Definitly gonna follow your content.
Hope you had fun creating it as much as I know have playing it, because, as a Fast fps AND Castlevania fan, this is true gold !
Well done ! 

it's so good, my laptop's literally having lots of lagging issues, i have a question though, what engine did you use to make this game? Just curious.

Does anyone think it's possible to run this awesome mod on a JZ4770 handheld machine running on opendingux?

One of my favorite DOOM mods.


This game is awesome, I didn't know it existed and I have to say I LOVE this game. I will need to keep trying to get better at this game however. 


This is amazing! So many subtle details are spot on. Great job.


Castlevania and Doom combined... Now THIS is what I wanna see in a WAD! This is freaking awesome!!!!


Great Mod!

As a fan of both Castlevania and Doom, this is incredible! I never would have thought these two games would go so well together. Thank you for this. I am absolutely going to check out the other stuff you have on here.

Again, thank you for putting this together. Made my day when I downloaded this

I麓m really enjoying this game!  I just want to ask something, I don麓t dislike the music, but I thought that it would be nice to change things a bit from time to time, I wanted to put the original game麓s music into the levels and replace the ones of the mods, is that possible? Has anyone done this before? Thanks!!


It was very amazing! I recommend everyone to spend 2-3 hours to immerse themselves in the entourage of Count Dracula's castle! Doom and Castlevania fans - a double surprise!

Kudos - this is amazing.


This is by far one of the best Doom TC I've ever seen.

Excellent and tons of fun. You capture the essence of the Castlevania NES Game.

Will be writing a post about this on the website as one of the top Doom mods of all time.



Such a beautiful game, I honestly can't wait to play more of this! Doing a full series on this as soon as Halloween is over! Love everything about this game, definitely gonna try out the 3rilogy expansion as well!
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Thank you very much! Please do keep in mind though that I have nothing to do with 3rilogy, and while I appreciate people making addons for my works, they don't represent the original game whatsoever and your experience might differ with those.

Ahh, good to know! Thanks!

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